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Make it Easy with Illustrator: Create Your Own Seamless Flower Pattern

Dana Evanyshyn, Illustrator and Graphic Designer

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8 Videos (49m)
    • Introduction

      1:09
    • Setting Up Your Document

      1:26
    • Creating the Flowers

      16:24
    • Creating the Leaves

      5:35
    • Adding Color

      7:36
    • Creating the Pattern

      8:35
    • Creating the Pattern: CS5 and Lower

      6:31
    • Finishing Touches & Conclusion

      1:31

About This Class

Have you ever noticed that most of the classes and tutorials for creating flower patterns in Adobe Illustrator start out one of two ways? Either you grab your sketchbook and go out into the world to find inspiration. Or you learn how to create one specific flower.

That’s not how we’re going to do it my class.

In this class we’re going to dive right into illustrator. And I’m going to teach you a few simple tips and tricks for making an endless supply of unique flowers using Illustrator’s built in tools.

Next I’ll show you the process I use to color and add detail to my black and white flower drawings.

And then we’ll put all those pieces together to make a seamless repeating pattern.

Even if you don’t have the latest version of Adobe Illustrator this class is for you. I’m going to show you how to create a pattern using the pattern tool only found in Adobe Illustrator CS6 and higher. And then I’m going to do it again. Only this time I'll show you how to do it without the pattern tool. That means people who are running Adobe Illustrator CS5 and lower can join in.

And in the last lesson, I’ll show you a quick and easy way to edit your pattern without editing the pattern elements.

This class is easy enough for Illustrator beginners, but even advanced and intermediate uses will want to join in.


Open up Illustrator and let’s get started.

13 of 13 students recommendSee All

Beautiful course! I learned so much about how to create organic shapes, including flowers, leaves, and spirals. Previous to taking this course, I had thought that I would need to draw these organic shapes and scan them in, and spend so much time on them, but this course totally made it so clear and easy and simple. I loved it! Thank you!
I am totally new to surface pattern design and this class really progressed my understanding. I have learnt how to do a pattern the old fashioned way in Illustrator, but this explained the pattern tool in an easy to understand way. Also, learning to use the pathfinder tool is a game changer. Thanks so much Dana - your class was awesome!
Rachael McLean

Illustrator and maker of happy art.

Loved this lesson. Packed with information, which is clearly explained. Thanks Dana.

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Dana Evanyshyn

Illustrator and Graphic Designer

Fueled by caffeine, music, and a desire to create, I'm a designer, illustrator, blogger, and Etsy shop owner.

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